American Idol alum Fantasia Barrino has issued a statement saying people took her comments on gay marriage out of context.

Barrino, the winner of Fox's third season of American Idol, messaged on Instagram: “I Rise ABOVE IT ALL!!! THE WORLD IS GONE MAD, KIDS, THE GOVERNMENT, THE church House … Everybody Trying!!!!!! Its a lot that going on that the Bible speaks about we should Not be doing. Weed legal in some places, Gay Marriage Legal BUT YET IM JUDGED!!! Im not doing Nothing for you... My Life!!!!”

In a statement released by her publicist on Monday, Barrino insisted that she is not anti-gay.

“Comments made by Ms. Barrino through her Instragram account were recently taken far out of context, and the purpose of this release is to set the record straight. Ms. Barrino is not now, nor has she ever been an opponent of the LGBT community. She has supported and performed at numerous events that are sponsored by the LGBT community. Whether it’s through a live performance or placement on social media, Ms. Barrino uses every opportunity to reach out and connect with her fans, all of her fans.”